Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas on Top of AP Poll After Wild Week
(AP) - Gonzaga is No. 1 for a second straight week in The Associated Press college basketball poll following a week in which all but four of the top 10 teams lost at least one game.
The Bulldogs (24-0), the only remaining unbeaten team in Division I, received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. Villanova (22-2) moved from fourth to second after receiving the other six No. 1 votes.
Kansas, which saw its 51-game winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse end over the weekend, held at third while Louisville jumped from sixth to fourth.
Oregon, coming off its impressive win over Arizona, went from 13th to fifth. Baylor, which lost twice last week, dropped from second to sixth.
Wisconsin was seventh followed by North Carolina, Arizona and UCLA.
Xavier and SMU are the week's newcomers, replacing Notre Dame and Northwestern.
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:
|1. Gonzaga (59)||24-0||1619||1|
|2. Villanova (6)||22-2||1565||4|
|8. North Carolina||21-4||1145||12|
|13. West Virginia||18-5||861||7|
|14. Florida State||20-4||839||15|
|19. South Carolina||19-4||493||19|
|20. Saint Mary's||21-2||468||18|
Others receiving votes: Wichita State 38, Southern Cal 35, Notre Dame 33, Northwestern 11, California 3, Iowa State 3, Monmouth (N.J.) 3, New Mexico State 3, VCU 3, Kansas State 1, Oklahoma State 1, Vermont 1.